To paraphrase Hemingway, Covid-19 came into our family “gradually and then suddenly.” I’m not sure where I was when Mrs. T. told me that her two relatives, whom I’ll call A. and B., were at risk. A. had tested positive for the virus, was with fever, and had trouble breathing. And, most ominous: B. was
I cannot remember if it is week number eight or nine of the virus lock-down. But, I suppose, it really doesn’t matter. When most days feel largely the same, I’m not sure if marking time is that useful. On the home front, Mrs. T. put up a chores schedule, and assignments, on a white board.
I am redesigning the Kepha web site and now am the Admin. I do the same for my blog, and it is a fun hobby. It also helps me in my day job as a VC. Digital media is a pretty broad landscape these days, and, when I work on a blog, I get to
10/9/19 edit: VMware has acquired Carbon Black for $2.1 billion. So, we will increase the number of startups we will back. After Carbon Black went public, Mrs. T. and I had some discussions. What should we do with my personal winnings (I co-led the first institutional round when it was called Bit9; details here and
A lifelong friend was in town and reached out. We were able to meet up, thankfully. These are the friendships for which I live. Within minutes of sitting down, we were able to speak honestly and openly about our victories and challenges. There was none of the: “How-are-you-I’m-great-and-you?” banter. Maybe it is because we’ve known
“That was a great diligence trip,” Todd Brennan said. Todd co-founded Bit9, which later became Carbon Black. We were speaking the day of the Carbon Black IPO and marveled at its Day One $1.6 billion market cap. He and I stopped our direct involvement with the company years ago, but we continue to stay in